Bass Flats & Beyond - Okeechobee

10 reviews
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Bass Flats & Beyond operates around Southeast Florida, getting groups onto that fish of a lifetime in a staggering range of habitats. Capt. John Larsen is skilled at catching many types of fish, but his real passion is Bass fishing.

You will be spending your day out on Lake Okeechobee battling huge Largemouth Bass. This is some of the best Bass action in the state, and you couldn’t pick a more beautiful place to do it.

Capt. John’s 22’ Sterling 2020 is a thing of beauty. Built in 2020 and designed specifically for this style of fishing, she boasts a top speed of 65 knots, which is enough to have a great day even without fishing! The vessel also has plenty of fishing space, Garmin electronics, stereo, and 3 livewells to keep your bait fresh and fighting fit.

Bass Flats & Beyond specializes in light tackle and fly fishing. You will be supplied with tournament-grade conventional tackle and can bring your favorite fly gear along, too. You will also have a range of lures to choose from, and Capt. John can stock live bait for a small surcharge.

Just pack your license, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, and any food and drink you want for the day, and you’re good to go.

This is exactly what makes Florida Bass fishing so good. A seasoned, passionate captain with a great boat and a can-do attitude. Oh, and some incredible lakes teeming with trophy fish!

Want to fish with Capt. John, but Okeechobee is slightly too far for you? Don’t worry, as this friendly, experienced captain runs fishing charters in Jupiter, Stuart, and Clewiston, too – check out his other listings with us by clicking on his profile below, and find the charter nearest to you!



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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Bass Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Spend the whole day targeting Largemouth Bass in Florida's top freshwater spots. This trip will see you fishing all day long to try and land a real record-breaker.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $399
    price breakdown
    $399
    A little more time on the water means you can make more casts, giving you more chances to catch that 10 pounder.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Bass Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Enjoy a half day on Lake Okeechobee. Target trophy Largemouth Bass, and head home with lots of unforgettable memories.
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About the Captain

John Larsen
Okeechobee, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
14 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
My dad owned a dive shop in Jupiter. I got familiar with with the reefs and wrecks spearfishing when I was very young. Later on, at UCF, I was on the Bass fishing team and won some tournaments. I'd say that ever since then Bass fishing is my absolute favorite. I got intimately familiar with both freshwater and saltwater fishing in Florida.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)

Boat Specs

Sterling (Flats boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 250HP Mercury ProXS engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 65 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
PayPal
Checks
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (14)
4.83
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Adam A.
San Juan
 5.00
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We Slayed All Day

VERIFIED   March 26, 2020
Great experience from start to finish.  Captain John was on point from personality to profession.  We brought in...
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Bob B.
Bedford, NH
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   February 14, 2020
John brought us over the fish and we had consistent bites throughout our 4 hours. we brought in 15 fish, several over...
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Carl O.
Fort Myers, FL
 5.00
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Fishing with John Larson

VERIFIED   February 15, 2020
We caught lots of bass.  Some pretty big.  Great day.  Beautiful weather.  John Larson was very knowledgeable.
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Aaron T.
Naples, FL
 5.00
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Great experience

VERIFIED   June 6, 2020
Very professional and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend.
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Tom M. M.
Ocala, Florida
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Great Day

VERIFIED   April 18, 2020
We had an awesome time with Captain John ...He is a lot of fun and is a fantastic fisherman .  It was a great father...
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